SGI Emergency Callout Fee
Res #: 22-21M
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)
WHEREAS rural fire departments are now being dispatched to all emergency calls including vehicle emergencies; and
WHEREAS most rural fire departments are comprised of volunteers and charges for services are to cover costs of operating fire trucks, equipment, and time for firemen and firewomen attending the call; and
WHEREAS the rate set by SGI for fire suppression and vehicle extraction does not cover the rates that small rural fire departments charge for their services when attending a vehicle emergency.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby Saskatchewan Government Insurance to abolish the set rate for fire suppression and vehicle extractions and pay for all vehicle emergency calls in full.